New Orleans Car Accident Attorney
After a Crash, You Need Our Experienced New Orleans Car Accident Lawyers on YOUR Side!
Office Location: 400 Poydras Tower, #1975, New Orleans, 70130
Driving in New Orleans can frustrate and even endanger motorists—many collisions take place on a regular basis. A car crash can change your life in a SINGLE INSTANT, and you shouldn’t wait to learn about your legal rights.
At Stewart J. Guss Personal Injury Lawyers, our New Orleans car accident attorneys have seen firsthand the devastating aftermath of car crashes. We know the difficulty that comes from dealing with serious injuries, and the worry about your financial losses. Know that you don’t have to take on careless drivers on your own—we are ready to help you! Someone is ready to listen 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK—so don’t wait to call 800-898-4877 or CLICK HERE to contact us online to discuss your case with us!
Causes of New Orleans Car Crashes
Driving in the French Quarter is a nightmare. If you’re commuting to or from the Central Business District, you are bound to encounter rush hour traffic made worse by the huge number of tourists on foot. Even though traffic may move slowly, other drivers are not necessarily considerate or safe!
When someone else is negligent and causes a car wreck, that party should face liability for all your losses. The first step in going about collecting for your losses is to identify which party or parties can be held responsible. While you may assume that other drivers are always at fault, this is NOT always the case. Our legal team handles cases involving many different causes of car accidents.
Dangerous drivers. While not ALL accidents happen because of other drivers, many do. Drivers can be negligent in many, many ways, including:
- Drunk driving
- Drugged driving
- Distracted driving
- Running red lights
- Dangerous lane changes
- Failing to yield
- Other aggressive driving maneuvers
- Fatigued driving or falling asleep at the wheel
Everywhere you look, drivers are breaking the law. Whether they roll through a stop sign, cut you off, or make other errors in judgment, dangerous drivers can bring your life to a screeching halt. Proving a driver was at fault can sometimes be challenging, especially if officers didn’t issue any citations or make any arrests. This doesn’t mean you should give up, but you NEED the help a law firm with the resources to prove negligence of another driver.
Dangerous roads. State and local transportation departments in the New Orleans area are notorious for failing to maintain roads and highways. In fact, in recent years, I-10 ranked as the fourth-worst maintained roadway in the entire United States! All too often, drivers hit a pothole or another dangerous road hazard and lose control of their cars, causing them to crash.
There is no excuse for crumbling or cracked roads, and negligent government agencies should fully compensate any injured accident victims. However, Louisiana has specific laws that govern claims against public agencies, and if you don’t follow the procedures exactly, you risk losing any compensation you deserve. If you think a road hazard or dangerously designed road caused your crash, call our New Orleans car accident law firm as soon as you possibly can.
Dangerous vehicles. Sometimes, the road is fine and you’re driving safely, but you still lose control and crash. Often, this happens because an important part of your car malfunctioned without warning. Some vehicle parts that can malfunction and cause accidents include brakes, axles, tires, steering systems, ignition switches, airbags, and more.
Car manufacturers have the duty to make and sell safe vehicles and parts. When defective design or assembly causes a malfunction, the manufacturer should cover all your losses. However, going up against large corporations can always be intimidating and challenging for accident victims. You should make sure you have the RIGHT legal team standing up for your rights against auto manufacturers.
Recovering Compensation for Your Car Accident Losses
Car accidents are traumatic events that can result in a wide range of injuries. Whether you have a broken bone or a life-altering and disabling traumatic brain injury, the losses can add up quickly. One critical part of any claim is determining the value of your losses, so we know how much compensation to seek for you. We consider the following:
- Costs of all medical care
- The estimated costs for any future medical care you will need
- Lost wages from missing work
- Future lost income if your injuries keep you from returning to work
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Permanent disabilities or disfigurement
Insurance companies regularly challenge the value of losses in car accident cases. Insurance adjusters may try to question the severity of your injuries or the necessity of all medical care. They may also claim you could’ve returned to work before you did, trying to avoid covering your lost wages. This is only one of many ways an insurance company will try to limit its liability.
There is no question about it—insurance companies are NOT on your side. They may try to tell you that you don’t need a law firm, but this is only an attempt to pay out less than they know they should. Let our legal team handle your claim from the very beginning to make sure you have the best possible chance of receiving the maximum amount you deserve.
Contact Our Aggressive Car Accident Law Firm in New Orleans for FREE
The legal team at Stewart J. Guss Personal Injury Lawyers handles car accident claims involving many different parties, injuries, and accident causes. We know each case is different, and we listen to your side of the story to determine your rights and options. Know that when you call us, you’re calling a dedicated team of car accident team that makes solving your problems its top job.
We are nationally recognized for protecting the rights of injured victims for more than 20 years. If you were injured in a car accident, call our office right now to schedule a free consultation! We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you will not owe us a DIME unless we are successful in obtaining compensation for you. We have people available to speak with you 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK, so don’t hesitate to call 800-898-4877 or CLICK HERE to contact us online.
See what past clients have to say:
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“Mr. Guss was wonderful. He fought hard against the insurance company to get us what we deserved. I went from owing almost $5000 in medical bills to actually getting money in my pocket. Absolutely Amazing!!!!! A big thank you from me and my family!!!”